Xenophon S Cyrus The Great

Author: Xenophon
Publisher: Macmillan
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A modern, accessible translation of the ancient Athenian's account of Cyrus the Great's military campaign discusses his founding of the Persian empire, rescue of some 40,000 Jewish captives, and benevolent leadership style that won the respect of his enemies, in a volume that also reveals how today's business and government leaders can draw on his examples. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Xenophon S Cyrus The Great

Author: Xenophon
Publisher: Truman Talley Books
ISBN: 142990531X
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In 1906, a stilted English translation of Xenophon of Athens' story about Cyrus the Great's military campaigns was published. Now, a century later, a much more accessible edition of one of history's most extraordinary and successful leaders is emerging. Among his many achievements, this great leader of wisdom and virtue founded and extended the Persian Empire; conquered Babylon; freed 40,000 Jews from captivity; wrote mankind's first human rights charter; and ruled over those he had conquered with respect and benevolence. According to historian Will Durant, Cyrus the Great's military enemies knew that he was lenient, and they did not fight him with that desperate courage which men show when their only choice is "to kill or die." As a result the Iranians regarded him as "The Father," the Babylonians as "The Liberator," the Greeks as the "Law-Giver," and the Jews as the "Anointed of the Lord." By freshening the voice, style and diction of Cyrus, Larry Hedrick has created a more contemporary Cyrus. A new generation of readers, including business executives and managers, military officers, and government officials, can now learn about and benefit from Cyrus the Great's extraordinary achievements, which exceeded all other leaders' throughout antiquity.

Xenophon S Cyrus The Great

Author: Xenophon
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312355319
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A modern, accessible translation of the ancient Athenian's account of Cyrus the Great's military campaign discusses his founding of the Persian empire, rescue of some 40,000 Jewish captives, and benevolent leadership style that won the respect of his enemies, in a volume that also reveals how today's business and government leaders can draw on his examples. 10,000 first printing.

Discovering Cyrus

Author: Reza Zarghamee
Publisher: Mage Pub
ISBN: 9781933823386
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Some of the most fascinating human epochs lie in the borderlands between history and mystery. So it is with the life of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Persian Empire in the sixth century B.C. By conquest or gentler means, he brought under his rule a dominion stretching from the Aegean Sea to the Hindu Kush and encompassing some tens of millions of people. All across this immense imperium, he earned support and stability by respecting local customs and religions, avoiding the brutal ways of tyranny, and efficiently administering the realm through provincial governors. The empire would last another two centuries, leaving an indelible Persian imprint on much of the ancient world. The Greek chronicler Xenophon, looking back from a distance of several generations, wrote: "Cyrus did indeed eclipse all other monarchs, before or since." The biblical prophet Second Isaiah anticipated Cyrus' repatriation of the Jews living in exile in Babylon by having the Lord say, "He is my shepherd and will accomplish all that I please." Despite what he achieved and bequeathed, much about Cyrus remains uncertain. Persians of his era had no great respect for the written word and kept no annals. The most complete accounts of his life were composed by Greeks. More fragmentary or tangential evidence takes many forms - among them, archaeological remains, administrative records in subject lands, and the always tricky stuff of legend. Given these challenges, Discovering Cyrus: The Persian Conqueror Astride the Ancient World is a remarkable feat of portraiture. In his vast sweep, Reza S. Zarghamee draws on sources of every kind, painstakingly assembling detail, and always weighing evidence carefully where contradictions arise. He describes the background of the Persian people, the turbulence of the times, and the roots of Cyrus' policies. His account of the imperial era itself delves into religion, military methods, commerce, court life, and much else besides. The result is a living, breathing Cyrus standing atop a distant world that played a key role in shaping our own.

Cyrus The Great

Author: Samuel Willard Crompton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 079109636X
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Takes a historical look at the charismatic and powerful figures of the ancient world who led armies to victory and ruled over vast domains in a time when the world was still young.

Collected Maxims And Other Reflections

Author: Fran^cois de La Rochefoucauld
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199540004
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This is the fullest collection of La Rochefoucauld's writings ever published in English, and includes the first complete translation of the Miscellaneous Reflections. A table of alternative maxim numbers and an index of topics help the reader to locate any maxim quickly.

Cyrus The Great

Author: Harold Lamb
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Cyrus The Great

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Models Of My Life

Author: Herbert A. Simon
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 026269185X
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In this candid and witty autobiography, Nobel laureate Herbert A. Simon looks at his distinguished and varied career, continually asking himself whether (and how) what he learned as a scientist helps to explain other aspects of his life.A brilliant polymath in an age of increasing specialization, Simon is one of those rare scholars whose work defines fields of inquiry. Crossing disciplinary lines in half a dozen fields, Simon's story encompasses an explosion in the information sciences, the transformation of psychology by the information-processing paradigm, and the use of computer simulation for modeling the behavior of highly complex systems.Simon's theory of bounded rationality led to a Nobel Prize in economics, and his work on building machines that think -- based on the notion that human intelligence is the rule-governed manipulation of symbols -- laid conceptual foundations for the new cognitive science. Subsequently, contrasting metaphors of the maze (Simon's view) and of the mind (neural nets) have dominated the artificial intelligence debate.There is also a warm account of his successful marriage and of an unconsummated love affair, letters to his children, columns, a short story, and political and personal intrigue in academe.

History S Forgotten Father Cyrus The Great

Author: Cameron Shamsabad
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781326055929
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The history of Cyrus the Great, a forgotten father of Human History. Cyrus born in 576BC built the Achaemenid Empire of Persians based around efficiency and wealth as well as the best organised military on earth. Beyond this, he used all his power to create a state that based its administrative actions around upholding Cyrus's beliefs to which were based around his own vision of what the world should look like. Instituting Multiculturalism, freedom of movement, equality and abolition of slavery as apart of a new concept he created to which we refer to today as 'Human Rights'. Cyrus on the battlefield was a military genius, destroying three of the most powerful empires of the near east and absorbing them into his own. History's Forgotten Father: Cyrus the Great, reassesses mainstream history and perceptions and challenges them. Author Cameron Shamsabad finished this, his first work at just 17- inspired by the great deeds of Cyrus. History's Forgotten father shall be remembered!